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Health fair this weekend, next

Health fair this weekend, next

Two upcoming health fairs stand to help hundreds of people in Manitou Springs and the Tri-Lakes area at Monument. The Manitou Springs Southern Colorado Health Fair will take place from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Community Congregational Church, 103 Pawnee Ave. There, a 31-component blood analysis will be available for $30, and a… Continue Reading Health fair this weekend, next

Kaiser Permanente Colorado, the state’s largest not-for-profit health plan, has named Troy Stubbings as director of business operations and market expansion for the health plan’s Southern Colorado service area. In this role, Stubbings will lead business development and operational work.  Stubbings has been with Kaiser Permanente for more than 17 years. During this time he’s… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente announces director of business operations for Southern Colorado

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Discover Goodwill’s CNA program receives award

Discover Goodwill’s Certified Nursing Assistant program was honored in February by Mutual of America, a leading retirement and insurance provider for nonprofit organizations nationwide. The CNA program was named one of 10 national merit finalists for the Community Partnership Award during an awards luncheon hosted by Mutual of America in Colorado Springs. The ceremony honored… Continue Reading Discover Goodwill’s CNA program receives award

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Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

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Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

The $18 million Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences building on north Nevada Avenue houses the Peak Vista senior health center and the Colorado Springs branch of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. At the ribbon cutting, members of the CU Board of Regents, CU President Bruce Benson, UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, Peak Vista… Continue Reading Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences opens

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Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

Kaiser Permanente Colorado plans to expand services and health plan offerings in Southern Colorado. In the next few years, Kaiser Permanente will begin offering specialty services at its medical offices in Southern Colorado, while also opening its Briargate Medical Offices to all ages, instead of the current 55 and older age restriction. In addition, the… Continue Reading Kaiser Permanente plans Southern Colorado expansion

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Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

Memorial Hospital and U.S. Olympic and U.S. Paralympic athletes are sponsoring the Road to Greatness 90-day Health Challenge. From 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, participants will gather on Tejon Street from Platte Avenue to Pikes Peak Avenue for the Olympic Downtown Celebration. The Health Challenge asks people to take a pledge, to commit to performing certain… Continue Reading Memorial, Olympic athletes promote health challenge

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CSFD offers free flu shots

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CSFD offers free flu shots

The Colorado Springs Fire Department, along with numerous sponsors, will offer a free flu shot clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at fire department headquarters, 375 Printers Parkway. The clinic is specifically for the uninsured or underinsured and those without vaccine coverage for people age 4 and over. The clinic is not… Continue Reading CSFD offers free flu shots

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Penrose-YMCA to break ground in Tri-Lakes

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region and The Boldt Company will break ground for the new Tri-Lakes Community Health Village on Jan. 27. Located at 17250 Jackson Creek Parkway in Monument, the Community Health Village will include a 52,000-square-foot outpatient facility that will be attached to the Tri-Lakes YMCA, the… Continue Reading Penrose-YMCA to break ground in Tri-Lakes

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Top leaders resign at Memorial

Memorial Hospital’s CEO, Mike Scialdone, and chief financial officer, Tracy Narvet, have resigned effective Friday. Also effective Jan. 17, new leadership has stepped in, according to a news release this morning from University of Colorado Health. Since 2008, Scialdone has led Memorial Hospital through numerous crises and leadership changes, and most notably through the transition… Continue Reading Top leaders resign at Memorial

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Penrose attains recognition for nursing excellence

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services attained Magnet recognition as part of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Magnet Recognition Program. This credential is the highest honor an organization can receive for professional nursing practice. Magnet recognizes health care organizations for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice. Of more than 5,000 hospitals in… Continue Reading Penrose attains recognition for nursing excellence

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